Executive Director: Jay Egan
Special Events Coordinator: Carol Cosgrove
Contact: 203-838-3788, ext. 108; email: StMattRecCenter@gmail.com

Building Body…Mind…Spirit

The Rec Center is a place that promotes well-being for all ages, designed to enhance the quality of your life. A place to welcome all generations with opportunities for play, fitness, restoration and healing. A place you can go to after Mass, before Mass, in between the week to restore yourself, to have fun, to reconnect and heal in a community of believers.



JUNE 24-28: The Rec Center will be closed during Bible Camp (both Court & Track Levels). It will re-open Friday, June 28 at 2pm. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this special week for our youth.

Click here to download the Rec Center Calendar


Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday:  8:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday:  12:00pm – 4:00pm 

 Please help us protect this facility by not giving access to anyone who does not possess a key FOB


  • FOBS are required for entry to the Rec Center.
  • Please help us protect our facility by not giving access to anyone who does not possess a FOB.
  • You must be an active, registered Parishioner of St. Matthew Church for at least six (6) months to receive a FOB for entry.
  • No one under the age of 18 years is allowed to use the Rec Center without an accompanying adult.
  • Release of Liability _2024


The Center is named in honor of Msgr. Walter C. Orlowski (1954-2020),  who launched the Rec Center in 2018 and whose vision was to create an intergenerational gathering place for wellness in body, mind, and spirit. Msgr. Walter served as Pastor of St. Matthew for 26 years.





In consideration of using the facilities in the Monsignor Walter C. Orlowski Wellness and Recreation Center (Rec Center), I agree to defend, protect, indemnify and hold harmless St. Matthew Church in the city of Norwalk, CT, The Diocese of Bridgeport, Fr. Frank Hoffmann, Pastor, and the St. Matthew Staff against and from all injuries, claims, damages and losses of every nature, including financial costs and expenses that may arise out of or be related to my use of the gym floor, walking track, Fitness Center or any other area in the St. Matthew Rec Center. I agree not to seek to hold any of the above named parties liable for any injuries which may occur from, during or in connection with this program. I am aware that I am engaging in physical exercise and that the use of equipment, training and instruction could cause injury to me. I am voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risks of injury that might result. I agree to waive any claims or rights I might otherwise have to sue the trainers/instructors, for injury to myself as a result of these activities. I understand that it is advisable to consult my physician regarding the undertaking of any physical activity.  I also agree to only share the assigned FOB with my family members. If my assigned FOB is lost or stolen, I agree to report the loss to the St. Matthew Church Office: StMattRecCenter@gmail.com